Since you were little and heard “the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone” song, you understood that all your bones are connected. Later, you probably studied the systems of the body, such as the skeletal, nervous systems, and digestive systems. What we don’t necessarily study or understand (or apply to our lives) is how all of these systems are connected and work together.
One system of the body which should not be overlooked in the pursuit of health, is the digestive system. The gut has rightly been called “the second brain.” Here’s an interesting article on the subject from Johns Hopkins. Malfunction in the gut, from constipation to Irritable Bowl Syndrome to Crohn’s Disease, affects all the body as the gut processes food and waste. Potty humor may amuse the two-year-old who says, “poop” on repeat, but digestive issues are not just an inconvenience or an embarrassment. It’s really part of the basis of your health.
Most Americans do not have an efficient gut due to various factors, which include diet, exercise, lack of friendly bacteria and…spinal subluxation. What? Yes, your gut is connected to your spine! In fact, think of your spine as housing the garden hose connecting your brain (the faucet) to the nervous system (the sprinkler system). Unless the nerves are watering them with information, your tissues/organs are as healthy as grass in a dry Kansas summer. Tissues need nerves to tell the them what they are supposed to do and how they are supposed to do it. This includes autonomous (involuntary) functions such as your heart beating, or your stomach digesting.
Now, you know what happens when a garden hose gets a kink or a knot in it, right? The water doesn’t flow. So if the spine is subluxated, meaning any of the vertebrae are misaligned, the information doesn’t flow to the gut, or anywhere else in the body. This can be corrected with a chiropractic adjustment, professionally performed on spines of all ages.
Wichita chiropraactors, Drs. Ryan and Denise Dopps, believe in assisting the whole body to be healthy by relieving subluxations. They have heard patients share how their lives and digestive health have been improved by regular chiropractic.
They promote a healthy lifestyle, not just through chiropractic, but also with nutrition, exercise and mental well-being. Drs. Ryan and Denise, and their children, follow a vegan, gluten-free lifestyle, having seen what was of benefit to them personally.
On Instagram, @ddopps Dr. Denise promotes health through nutrition and exercise. Her upcoming podcast at www.adjustyourvocabulary.com, encourages and stimulates mental health, using vocabulary to “elevate your voice.”